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Mario Nascimbene Psycorama

The Roundtable

  • £14.40 ( )

Format: Vinyl LP
Catalogue No.: SIR018LP
Barcode: 0794020532183
Release Date: 19th February 2021
Genre: Soundtracks/Musicals (Soundtracks)

01: Totalità Violini
02: Totalità Viole-Celli
03: Totalità Celli-Bassi
04: Totalità D'archi
05: Vento Musicale
06: Riverbero Di Tam Tam
07: Situazione Orientale
08: Attesa Antica
09: Rievocazione Lontana
10: Lunare
11: Pensiero Lontano
12: Classicheggiante
13: Tragedia Greca
14: Angoscia
15: Percussione Variata
16: Percussione A Strappate
17: Percussione Di Bassi
18: Percussione Di Timpani

If conceivable, imagine a collaboration between Brian Eno and Aphex Twin, both in their ambient periods, recording stock music for an Italian Library music label. If so, then behold Psycorama!, a collection of experimental music used to soundtrack a series of films and documentaries produced by the Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini. Composed by Mario Nascimbene, a name synonymous with the golden age of Italian film music, a composer whose grandiose scores of the 1950s and 60s defined the very essence of Cinecitta. While the widespread influence of these soundtracks is undeniable, it is beyond the commercial domain of the major studios where this compendium takes focus, revealing a deeper, darker and more complex composer. Forged on the 'Mixerama', a unique homemade sampling instrument, Nascimbene employed visionary techniques to deconstruct and render sound, sculpting pre-existing recordings into intense and evocative other-worldly soundscapes (most notably used for the 1971 existential TV drama Socrates and the 1969 Egyptian modernist film Al-Mummia (The Night Of Counting The Years). Previously unpublished except for a lone and mysterious Library music LP, the soundtrack cues are collected here for their first commercial release. Psycorama is a fascinating document of electro-acoustic music comparable to the beautifully dark music of fellow colleague Egisto Macchi. Including liner notes and rare photos.

Reissue of a rare Italian experimental Library LP.
Music used to soundtrack Roberto Rossellini films.
Pioneering sampling techniques and tape manipulation.
Brian Eno's Music For Airports meets Aphex Twin's Ambient Works II!

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